Philadelphia Sixers Regular Season Rosters

1965-1966 Philadelphia Sixers Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Al Bianchi G 6-3 185 9 Bowling Green 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Jesse Branson F 6-7 195 0 Elon 1965 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Wilt Chamberlain C 7-1 265 6 Kansas 1959 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Billy Cunningham FC 6-7 210 0 North Carolina 1965 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Dave Gambee F 6-6 215 7 Oregon State 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Hal Greer G 6-2 175 7 Marshall 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Art Heyman GF 6-5 205 2 Duke 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States
Luke Jackson FC 6-9 240 1 Texas-RGV 1964 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Wali Jones G 6-2 180 1 Villanova 1964 Rnd 3 Pick 2 United States
Chet Walker F 6-6 212 3 Bradley 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Gerry Ward G 6-4 195 2 Boston College 1963 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Bob Weiss SG 6-2 180 0 Penn State 1965 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States

1965-1966 Philadelphia Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters H. Greer W. Jones C. Walker L. Jackson W. Chamberlain
Rotation   A. Bianchi D. Gambee B. Cunningham  
Rotation   G. Ward      
Lim PT   B. Weiss      

1965-1966 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Philadelphia Sixers55-25-
2Boston Celtics54-261
3Cincinnati Royals45-3510
4New York Knicks30-5025

1965-1966 Philadelphia Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Wilt Chamberlain Most Valuable Player (1966)
Wilt Chamberlain All-NBA First Team (1966)
Hal Greer All-NBA Second Team (1966)
Billy Cunningham All-Rookie First Team (1966)
Wilt Chamberlain Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1966)
Hal Greer Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1966)
Chet Walker Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1966)

1965-1966 Philadelphia Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Wilt Chamberlain 79 47.3 33.5 24.6 5.2
Hal Greer 80 41.6 22.7 5.9 4.8
Chet Walker 80 32.5 15.3 8.0 2.5
Billy Cunningham 80 26.7 14.3 7.5 2.6
Wali Jones 80 27.4 9.0 2.1 3.4
Luke Jackson 79 24.9 8.2 8.6 1.7
Dave Gambee 72 14.8 6.9 3.8 1.0
Al Bianchi 78 16.8 6.3 1.7 1.7
Gerry Ward 66 12.7 2.6 1.3 1.2
Art Heyman 6 3.3 1.7 0.7 0.7
Bob Weiss 7 4.3 0.9 1.0 0.6
Jesse Branson 5 2.8 1.0 1.8 0.2
Ben Warley 1 6.0 2.0 2.0 0.0

1965-1966 Philadelphia Sixers Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Billy Cunningham was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Billy Cunningham signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on September 1, 1965.

Hal Greer was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Hal Greer signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1958.

Luke Jackson was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1964 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Luke Jackson signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on September 1, 1964.

Chet Walker was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Chet Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1962.

Bob Weiss was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1965 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia Sixers. Bob Weiss signed a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on September 1, 1965.

Acquired via Trade

Al Bianchi was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Minneapolis Lakers on October 24, 1956.

Wilt Chamberlain was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the Golden State Warriors on January 15, 1965.

Dave Gambee was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the St. Louis Hawks on September 22, 1960.

Wali Jones was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Sixers from the Washington Wizards on September 22, 1965.

Acquired via Free Agency

Gerry Ward signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia Sixers on October 24, 1965.

1965-1966 Philadelphia Sixers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Ike Richman Owner 1963-1964 N/A
Dolph Schayes Head Coach 1963-1964 N/A
Irv Kosloff Owner, General Manager 1963-1964 N/A
Dave Zinkoff Public Address Announcer 1950-1951 N/A